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I need to press harder in keyboard to type..

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Dear All,

I need to press harder on the keyboard to type after the computer logs me in.

On the restart its okay, works normal, but once it logs in, after a few seconds or probably within a minute or two it will start to slow down, forcing you to press harder at the key before it prints any alphabet/number.

I am using windows xp sp3, and the laptop is Lenovo Thinkpad T410.

Thanks all for your ongoing support.

Regards,
Fahad
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by:Fahad30
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Please let me know if you need any further details.

Rgrds,
Fahad
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Callandor earned 500 total points
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Pressing harder on a laptop keyboard does not make it work better.  You either have something running which takes up all your cpu power, or there is something generating interrupts, such as USB or network devices.  Boot into your BIOS and see if the behavior continues.
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by:xtreminator
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it seems you computer takes high CPU to login in system.

suggestions
perform disk cleanup (for xp)
mycomputer > right click C drive > properties > disk clean up > tick all option > click ok
clean up un necessary startups
perform disk defregment
mycomputer > right click C drive > properties > tools tab > defregment no

clean your cabinet and CPU (dust)
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by:Fahad30
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Well I just wanted to make it more clear, you don't have to actually press hard on the keys, its that you have to Press And Hold The Keys for 2-3 Secs to work. Its not taking the hits,only holding for few after which it works.

Regards,
Fahad
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by:Callandor
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What happens if you try it in the BIOS?  Does it eventually slow down as well?
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by:Gerwin Jansen
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This is weird, do you have an up-to-date virusscanner? In any case I'd like you to do a malware scan using MBAM. Please post back the results.
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by:Fahad30
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@Callandor,

When I work in BIOS it works fine, no problem, works normal.

Regards,
Fahad
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by:Callandor
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If it works fine in the BIOS, you do not have a hardware problem - something in Windows is causing this behavior.  Try opening up taskmanager and see what uses up cpu.  You may have something running in the background.
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by:Fahad30
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Dear All,

Thanks for the inputs, I am working on the given suggestions.

At the moment scanning the HDD with the Lenovo HDD Diagnostic Test, currently doing ATA Repair Test with 50% progress with 2 errors repaired.

Next will reimage the HDD and check..

Regards,
Fahad
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by:nobus
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you can also do this :
in run box, type msconfig
in startup tab, click disable all - reboot and test
if it is ok now, one of the disabled is the cause - enable 1 by 1 or in groups to test further
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by:Fahad30
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Dear All,

Thank you very much for the knowledge sharing, very helpfull in one way or other.

nobus: I had alreay started the imaging before I could see your comments, however will try if I receive similar problem again.

Thank you all once again,

Best Regards,
Fahad
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by:Fahad30
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Partially helped in understanding the issue and try a workaround
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by:Fahad30
ID: 36715057
Hi,

I tried All Callander suggestions/solutions, in the end found that its not a h/w issue, reimaging the laptop resolved the issue.

Other suggestions were also helpfull in throwing light on different options.

Thank you,

Best regards,
Fahad
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by:nobus
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i doubt that reimaging fixes the "harder pressing "keys
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by:Gerwin Jansen
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@nobus - Agreed, maybe this question should be deleted as the answer does not fit the question.
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by:Callandor
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It would not be the first time that a question asker didn't know what was causing the problem - the answer was, it's not a hardware problem.  What's the complaint?
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by:nobus
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seems you don't understand it "I need to press harder on the keyboard to type after the computer logs me in."
how can that be other than hardware??
and there is no complaint

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by:Callandor
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The asker thought he had a hardware problem.  He reinstalled his OS, and everything works.  I take that to mean he had no hardware problem to start with.  It is not as simple as ask a question, get an answer - not everyone asks the right question to get their problem solved.
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